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  CSPAN    Weekly Addresses    News/Business.  

    February 2, 2013
    6:20 - 6:30pm EST  

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n requiring 100,000 lives. >> we do not know if the search would have been required? ok. >> chuck hagel has been nominated to be that next defense secretary. that is showing tomorrow on sunday here on c-span at 3 p.m. here's a look look at some of the new members of the 113th congress. massachusetts senator elizabeth warren was a advocate for the formation of the consumer financial protection bureau. she defeated scott brown and the came the first woman to represent massachusetts in the senate. in the house, joseph kennedy represents massachusetts's fourth district. watch in the house, live on and the senate on c-span 2.
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and this week's radio address, president obama and congresswoman susan brooks talked about needing to reduce the national debt. the president emphasized investing in programs that enable economic recovery. susan brooks urged democrats to pass a budget. >> hi, everyone. we face some important decisions about how to put down our debt in a way that grows our economy and create good jobs. the decision that will make a real difference in the strength of our recovery. we began with economists and business leaders saying that we are poised to grow. there are signs of progress. car sales are at a five year high. manufacturing is coming back. businesses created 2.2 million
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jobs last year. we have learned that our economy created more jobs in the last few months that economists are originally thought. this week we also received the first testament of the economic growth over the last a few months. it reminded us that bad decisions in washington can get in the way of economic rugrats. we agree -- economic progress. we agree that we cannot cut our way to prosperity. it has not worked in the past and it will not work today. it could weaken our economy. a could cost us jobs. not just now, but in the future. what we need is a balanced approach. an approach that says let's cut would we can afford, but make the investments we cannot afford to live without. investment in education, research thomas development. -- of research, development. republicans and democrats have
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worked together to reduce our deficit by $2.5 trillion. that is a good start, but to get the rest of the way, we need a balanced set of reforms. for example, we need to lower the cost of health care like programs like medicare. we cannot pass the burden. these reforms must go hand-in- hand with eliminating excess spending in our tax code so that the wealthiest cannot take advantage of loopholes and reductions that are not available to most americans. 2012 can be a year of solid growth and more jobs and higher wages. -- 2013 can be a year of solid growth and more jobs and higher wages. everyone in washington needs to focus on what is right for the country, on what is right for you and your families. that is how we will get our economy moving faster. it will strengthen our middle class.
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we will build a country that rewards the effort and determination of every single american. thank you. have a great weekend. >> hello. my name is susan brooks. it is a pleasure to speak to you from my home state on indiana. my husband and i have raised two children here. i've been a us attorney for this area and starting last month, one of the state voices and that u.s. house. i'm proud to live in a state that spends less than it takes in. the secret to our success has always been a value system that promotes a strong sense of responsibility and accountability. family members and tax payers and community volunteers. for too long, the democratic majority has failed to see the value in the sound model of working hard and living within
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your means. on their watch, we have been operating without a national budget, piling up debt that exceeds $16 trillion and unemployment levels that remain stubbornly high. we are at risk of having our credit rating downgraded. despite these challenges, americans may have cause for optimism. i recently voted along with my colleagues in the house to present the democratic majority in the u.s. senate with a simple but powerful challenge -- pass a budget or you do not get paid. by forcing senate democrats to live up to one of the asic responsibilities of government, passing a budget, -- one of the basic responsibilities of government, passing budget, we can confront our spending problem. we are holding president obama for the sequester spending cuts he first proposed in 2011. republicans want to replace the president's sequester, which is
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a series of harmful cuts, with a better commonsense cuts and reform. all of this will be choir -- require everyone to get serious about the spending problem. each of the lasted two years, the republican-led house has passed every possible -- a report -- a responsible budget. unfortunately, it has been nearly four years since of the senate democrats have passed a budget. in that time, i have seen one child in high school get into college while another graduate from college and enter the professional workforce. like most parents, i'm worried that our nation's children will pay in actual dollars an opportunity for our failure to lead. remarkably, there are leaders in washington who do not understand why it is important to have a budget. the senate mckay set a budget is a not that meaningful.
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-- one senator said a budget is not that meaningful. i disagree. solving these questions is why i ran for congress in the first place. the budget matters to americans who cannot afford to see their taxes go up or lose a job that would be destroyed in the process. and budget matters to people who worry about protecting and saving critical programs at social security and medicare. it matters to younger workers who fear more money will be taken from their paychecks. these are big challenges. with much-needed determination and a dose of optimism, we will meet them. we have a chance to begin balancing the nation's check out. we can restore faith in our -- nation's checkbook. we can restore faith in our country. we can hold them accountable
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and make sure we seize the opportunity. thank you for listening. as the daughter of a former that all coach, i want to wish everyone a happy super bowl weekend. >> on "newsmakers" senator chuck grassley talks about this week was a hearing on guns, immigration law, and other topics. "newsmakers" on sunday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. eastern. >> john mccain's 2010 campaign when he ran for president -- 2000 campaign when he ran for president is the most memorable campaign that i have ever covered. we will never see it again. facing george w. bush that had all of them republicans backing him. all of the money. john mccain one out and held
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over 100 townhall meetings. he stayed there until every answer was entered -- every question was answered. i mean, it was a refreshing candor. you can see it in the responses. he was open to the press. that candor and openness and a welcome this that no one had seen before and no one had seen since. >> lyrical analyst, mark shields, on his career in politics. sunday night at 8 p.m. on c- span's "q&a." >> you are watching "the communicators" in c-span. we are on location in less vegas at the 2

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